U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr.; Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce Bruce Andrews; Federal Chief Sustainability Officer Christine Harada; and Deputy Director of the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council Anisa Baldwin-Metzger will honor the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools, District Sustainability Awardees, and Postsecondary Sustainability Awardees at 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, July 20th, at the U.S. Department of Commerce.
At the awards ceremony, Secretary King will also announce the 2016 Green Strides Tour, with the theme "Real World Learning." The awardees are recognized for reducing their environmental impact, creating healthy learning environments and providing real-world sustainability education that prepares students to succeed in the 21st century.
The list of all selected schools and districts, as well as their nomination packages, can be found here. A report with highlights on the 73 honorees can be found here. More information on the federal recognition award can be found here. Resources for all schools to move toward the three pillars of the award can be found here.
NOTE: Due to building security, only registered press may attend. Those interested in attending must register with [email protected] by July 19 for a press pass.
NOTE TO EDITORS: This event will be livestreamed at 2 p.m. ET.